Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (book cover)

Review: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

This book addresses death and the loss of a parent. That said, I can assure you that Second Chance Summer is not about death. It’s about living, coping, and embracing the people in your life while you can. Morgan Matson handles the topic of death and loss in a way that doesn’t oversimplify, generalize, or minimize the experience. She just seems to get it and write … Continue reading Review: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

The Tragedy Paper

Review: The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan

I won this book in a writing contest on Figment, but by the time the book arrived in my mailbox, I’d pretty much lost all hype I had for it. The Tragedy Paper then sat on my bookshelf for MONTHS until I decided to read it. But then after I decided to read it, during my mid-term exams I might mention, it ended up back … Continue reading Review: The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan

Review: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Please Ignore Vera Dietz was a book that really hit home. Alcoholism, drugs, abuse, absentee parents… I could go on. If I wasn’t crying for the characters, I was relating to them, and with this book, and A.S. King’s writing, it was like I was apart of the book. Like I was living in Vera’s world instead of my own, but I wasn’t, because our world’s are the same. “Is … Continue reading Review: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Review: Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

At first, this book made me furious, and from what I’ve read on Goodreads, it has made others furious too, even to the point of not finishing it. However, since Elizabeth Scott is one of my favorite authors, and how I’ve never had to put down one of her books before, I continued on with this book even after I was at the point where … Continue reading Review: Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott